Pluriversal Conversations - new volume edited by GENS PhD graduate Petra Bakos and GENS MA alumna Redi Koobak

November 8, 2023

Our Department celebrates the publication of the volume Pluriversal Conversations on Transnational Feminisms And Words Collide from a Place (2024) edited by GENS PhD graduate and Scientific Coordinator of the EUTERPE Project Petra Bakos and GENS MA alumna Redi Koobak together with Nina Lykke, Swati Arora, and Kharnita Mohamed. The book has contributions by GENS PhD graduate Heather Tucker, GENS professor Jasmina Lukic, and GENS visiting professor Adriana Qubaiova

This edited volume brings transnational feminisms in conversation with intersectional and decolonial approaches. The conversation is pluriversal; it voices and reflects upon a plurality of geo- and corpopolitical as well as epistemic locations in specific Global South/East/North/West contexts. The aim is to explore analytical modes that encourage transgressing methodological nationalisms which sustain unequal global power relations and which are still ingrained in the disciplinary perspectives that define much social science and humanities research.

A main focus of the volume is methodological. It asks how an engagement with transnational, intersectional, and decolonial feminisms can stimulate border crossings. Boundaries in academic knowledge-building, shaped by the limitations imposed by methodological nationalisms, are challenged in the book. The same applies to boundaries of conventional —disembodied and ethically unaffected— academic writing modes. The transgressive methodological aims are also pursued through mixing genres and shifting boundaries between academic and creative writing.

Congratulations to the editors and contributors!

*Photograph by Hajna Tóth